Elias Grandy attracted worldwide attention in 2015 with his prize-winning performance at the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition. Since then, he has established himself as one of the leading conductors of his generation with a reputation for exceptional versatility, equally at home in the concert hall and opera house. In 2019/2020, he embarks on an exciting season that will see him conduct internationally.
Notable debuts in North America and Japan in the first half of the season will take him to Minnesota Opera with Strauss’ Elektra, as well as to Nikikai Opera in Tokyo with Bizet's Carmen. In January 2020, he returns to Japan with an exciting program including works by Strauss, Saint-Saëns and Mozart with the renowned Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. In his native Germany, he will make his debut at the Frankfurt Opera with “A Village Romeo and Juliet “ by Delius and will be back in Heidelberg for new productions of Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
2019-2020 will be Grandy’s 5th season as General Music Director of the Theater and Orchestra Heidelberg. With a diverse artistic repertoire in opera and concert ranging from highly acclaimed interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, and Janacek, to widespread recognition for performances of contemporary works such as “Morgen und Abend” by Georg Friedrich Haas or “Benjamin” by Peter Ruzicka, he continues to grow Heidelberg’s reputation as one of Germany’s most fascinating centers for music and opera. From 2012-2016, Elias Grandy was Kapellmeister of the State Theater Darmstadt. His performances with the company embraced everything from Monteverdi to Mozart to Puccini and Verdi, receiving widespread critical acclaim.
Recent and upcoming highlights include Rigoletto and Katja Kabanova as well as concert appearances with the Philharmonic Orchestra Heidelberg, concerts with Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Museumsorchester Frankfurt, Bremer Philharmoniker, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Hofer Symphoniker, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie. In addition, Grandy embarked on an extensive European tour with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, making his debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin, and toured with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in China.